ALBUM REVIEW: Mr. Bungle – The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny Demo

Look, the world is completely in garbage mode at the moment, but would new music from one Mike Patton make waking up less dreadful? How about Patton fronting a Thrash metal act? Sweetens the deal up a bit, right? Fortunately for all of us Mike Patton has reactivated Mr. Bungle, recruited a couple of talented newcomers in Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo, and decided to re-record the 1986 demo The Raging Wrath of The Easter Bunny (Ipecac). 

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Mr. Bungle Announce Live Stream Event for Halloween

Mr. Bungle will release The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny Demo, on Oct. 30 via Ipecac Recordings, have announced a Halloween special: “The Night They Came Home!” a virtual live concert experience. The special event will feature a performance from the current incarnation of Mr. Bungle: Mike Patton, Trevor Dunn, Trey Spruance, Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo. Tickets are $15 and available now at the link below. The first screening airs at 12 noon pacific/3 pm eastern on Oct. 31 with the on-demand program available for the following 72 hours. An array of exclusive, commemorative merchandise, including a limited (1000 copies) neon green vinyl variant, will be available to attendees. Watch the trailer now!

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Mr. Bungle Shares New Single and Video for “Eracist”, New Album Incoming

Seminal avant-garde metal band Mr. Bungle has returned to their roots in hardcore and metal! The band previously released “Raping Your Mind” and are back with a ripping new single, “Eracist”! The track comes from their upcoming album The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny Demo on Oct. 30 via Ipecac Recordings. Pre-orders are live now! The band features original Mr. Bungle members Trevor Dunn, Mike Patton, and Trey Spruance are joined by Scott Ian (Anthrax, S.O.D.) and Dave Lombardo (Dead Cross, Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies). Watch the clip now!

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Mr. Bungle Shares New Video for “Raping Your Mind”, New Album Due This Fall

Seminal avant-garde metal band Mr. Bungle has returned to their roots in hardcore and metal as they released a new single and video for “Raping Your Mind”! The track comes from their upcoming album The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny Demo on Oct. 30 via Ipecac Recordings. Pre-orders are live now! The band features original Mr. Bungle members Trevor Dunn, Mike Patton, and Trey Spruance are joined by Scott Ian (Anthrax, S.O.D.) and Dave Lombardo (Dead Cross, Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies). Watch the clip now!

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Mr. Bungle Teases New Song Coming Later This Week

Mr. Bungle is teasing a new song, coming later this week, Thursday, August 13th! The band earlier this summer shared their cover of The Exploited’s political punk anthem ‘USA’! That single and limited edition t-shirt is out now with 100% of proceeds donated to Musicares Covid-19 Relief Fund! The Bay Area band, whose current incarnation features original members Trevor Dunn, Mike Patton (Faith No More, Dead Cross) and Trey Spruance with Scott Ian (Anthrax, S.O.D) and Dave Lombardo (Dead Cross, ex-Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies), has recorded new music for an EP release, potentially including the seminal demo The Raging Wrath of The Easter Bunny, and new covers and new versions of unreleased songs the band played on their February mini-tour. 

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Watch The Lonely Rager (Mike Patton of Faith No More) Word of the Day Supercut

 

The Lonely Rager aka Mike Patton of Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Dead Cross Fantomas, Mondo Cane, and more, just wrapped up a series of segments for Revolver Magazine. The clips feature the Rager teaching you Spanish, one word at a time. Recently Mr. Bungle covered S.O.D.’s “Speak Spanish of Die” (as did Mike again recently with SOD!) a version of “Speak English or Die”. Patton always had a flair for the Spanish language, owing to FNM song titles and even an alternate version of their classic song “Evidence”. Continue reading

Watch Dead Cross Cover Black Flag’s Protest anthem “Rise Above” in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

Dead Cross (Faith No More, ex Slayer, The Locust, Retox members) has been working on a new album for release at some point in 2020, but today they shared a cover as a new single. Black Flag’s searing ‘Rise Above’ has been covered by the band in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. The band shared a video and a mission statement for the track you can see here. 

Dead Cross – Rise Above (Black Flag cover) created in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and staunchly opposing police brutality and systemic racism. As such, the track opens with a recording of a Los Angeles resident voicing his displeasure with the LAPD during a public comment period from a regularly scheduled LA police commission meeting.

The video for “Rise Above” was edited by Displaced/Replaced. Filmed by Dave Lombardo, The Lonely Rager, and Becky DiGiglio. Track mixed by Jim Goodwin.

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Mr. Bungle Releases Cover of The Exploited’s “USA” for Charity, First New Music in 21 Years

After teasing it on social media, Mr. Bungle has shared their cover of The Exploiteds political punk anthem ‘USA’! The single and limited edition t-shirt is out now with 100% of proceeds donated to Musicares Covid-19 Relief Fund! The Bay Area band, whose current incarnation features original members Trevor Dunn, Mike Patton (Faith No More, Dead Cross) and Trey Spruance with Scott Ian (Anthrax, S.O.D) and Dave Lombardo (Dead Cross, ex-Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies), is donating 100% of the proceeds from both the song and a limited edition t-shirt to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund, through the 4th of July. The shirt, which will only be offered through Independence Day, is available exclusively via Mr. Bungle’s webstore (https://blixtmerchandise.shop/mr-bungle). The MusiCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund was created by The Recording Academy to help those within the music community who have been affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. The cover is amazing and an amazing comeback for the band, for whom the track marks their first new music released in 21 years, since the seminal California album! The song is available now on all digital platforms via Ipecac Recordings. Jam the track out now and order now if you can help!

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Watch Mike Patton Join S.O.D. for “Speak Spanish or Die” from Quarantine

As we have been saying Charlie Benante has been killing it in quarantine, teaming up with many of his famous metal musician friends to play covers from quarantine. Now he has again reteamed with featuring Mike Patton (Faith No More, Dead Cross, Mr. Bungle) and they have done their classic song ‘Speak English or Die’, recast as ‘Speak Spanish or Die’. Mr. Bungle, fronted by Patton, played the song on tour this February. Last month S.O.D., which includes Benante, his Anthrax bandmate Scott Ian, and Dan Lilker, teamed up for renditions of ‘March Of The S.O.D.’ and ‘Chromatic Death’. Patton makes an appearance in the accompanying video as “The Lonely Rager,” complete with a cowboy hat and bandana mask. Watch it now! 

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Grammy-Winning Producer Marc Urselli Offers Second Giveaway Aiding Bands Impacted by Coronavirus

Following up on last month’s relief efforts to aid bands affected by the coronavirus. Renowned Grammy-winning producer Marc Urselli (U2, Foo Fighters, Nick Cave, John Zorn, Mike Patton) is collaborating with Latin Grammy-winning Kevorkian Mastering (Beyoncé, Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews Band) on a crazy giveaway!
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